2nd June 2016

A very quiet few days dominated by strong northerly winds, some heavy precipitation and particularly poor conditions generally. New migrants have been few and far between as a result, with a trickle of northbound waders peaking with 24 Sanderlings on the Brigg on 30th.

Diamond-back moth (Mark Pearson)

Diamond-back moth (Mark Pearson)

Non-avian migrants have staged a huge influx however, in the tiny shape of Diamond-back moths – a very incomplete count of a fraction of the recording area yesterday (the centre of town, Carr Naze and a couple of gardens) resulted in a total of at least 790, a new Filey record by a very long way.